Picture 1 shows the Height of a 6 lbs. Dog Picture 2 shows how long a 6 lbs. Dog is
approx 9"at the shoulders starting from the pt. of the nose to tail is approx. 12"
"Size" is very important for us! Our whole Breeding Program, Nursery, and Safe Care Routine was
custom made for the 'Toy-Smaller' size. Around 16'' or less is our standard to work with. Below are the pics that will help one understand what we're talking about. Dogs shown are from us. Older and Mature dogs graduate to the bigger size pens with swing doggie door to their playground. The little puppies are in approx. 2' high and 4'x6'. and other 2'x3' pens. Giving them room to play, adjust to housebreaking... And, Tcup Pens are smaller yet. Still puppies have plenty of room when out of their pens
to experience the whole nursery. Of course, the tcups are not allowed to roam around the nursery. They would get lost or hurt.
Anyway, we found the toy-smaller 'size' not only works for their nursery space, but for us and our customers as well. Some homes really have a limited amount of space. Example: apartments and such. Also, smaller size's makes travel easier.
"Weight" is almost everything to me now. I had the 20 lbs. and up dogs. It was hard to lift, carry, bathe, clothe, and feed, which I was always doing. Each year we gradually worked on lowering the weight of our dogs. We stopped at 3-12 lbs. Even our new teddy bear puppies (shihtzu/bichon) are and will be 15 lbs or less range. We will not be having alot of the bigger one's.
But, we're sure to get some. As one can have a throwback weight from several past generations - and despite the weight of the parents and grandparents.
Besides that, our customers are under doctor's orders to have a specific amount of weight for their dog. We deal alot with that situation. There are so many other reasons why we have our chosen weight.
This is a Yorkie Stud Dog.
Teddy Bear Shichon Size and Weight
Teddy Bear Malshi Size and Weight